Religious Holidays Quiz

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Could you describe an example of an annual CIT ritual occasion in greater detail?

  • At the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, a major event occurred at the winter solstice.
  • The emperor spent that day and night in the so-called Hall of Abstinence.
  • Two days before the solstice, ritualists made final preparation of all ceremonial objects for the emperor's review.
  • The ceremonies ended with the emperor exiting by the south gate and returning to the Forbidden City.

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